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Scientists seek to understand a growing threat, "firenados"

A towering funnel of flames and smoke devastated parts of Redding, California, this summer. Now, scientists are studying the phenomenon that has become a growing threat. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans reports.

Suspect arrested in "NorCal Rapist" case

Authorities in Northern California delivered news Friday that many women waited a quarter-century to hear. There is an arrest in the "NorCal Rapist" case. The suspect is a married man who has been hiding in plain sight. CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas reports.

Ferry boat that capsized in Tanzania was dangerously overloaded

The search for more victims of a ferry boat tragedy in Tanzania will resume at first light Saturday. Officials said more than 130 people were killed when the overcrowded boat capsized. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta reports.

Florence flooding raises fears as new evacuations ordered

Floodwaters after Hurricane Florence are raising fears as rivers continue to spread beyond their banks. For thousands of people in North and South Carolina without flood insurance, the cost of cleaning up is daunting. CBS News national correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports.

Negotiations underway for Kavanaugh accuser to testify next week

Negotiations are underway for Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, to tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. On Friday, President Trump openly questioned her story. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reports.

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